The Northern Arts Prize are delighted to announce the four artists short-listed for their 2013 exhibition.
Founded in 2007, The Northern Arts Prize celebrates contemporary visuals based in the North of England and has since established itself as an invaluable award- recognised nationally as a relevant profiler of artists working in the North East, North West and Yorkshire regions.
This year’s judges include Tomma Abts (Artist), Margot Heller (Director, South London Gallery), Jennifer Higgie (Co-Editor. ‘Frieze’) and James Lingwood (Co-Director, Artangel) who, under the steward-ship of Sarah Brown (Curator of Exhibitions, Leeds Art Gallery), select between the work of some of the UK’s most talented practitioners.
The Northern Arts Prize begins with a long list of up to twenty-four artists, put forward by nominees, who after a selection period are then invited to submit examples of their word.
So what’s the point of the long list?
“It means we can profile a larger number of artists and also highlight the great arts organisations and curators working in the north. This stage of the prize allows us to promote their work to the public and to the press. A further vital aspect of the long list is that all nominated artists will have their work viewed and considered in depth by our panel of selectors”-Northern Arts Prize.
The organisation, in partnership with All Points North, have revealed that the artists representing the sixth Northern Arts Prize are Margaret Harrison, Rosalind Nashashibi, Joanna Tatham, Tom O’ Sullivan and Emily Speed who will now compete for the £16 500 prize money awarded to this year’s winner.
The short-listed artists will work alongside Sarah Brown putting together an exhibition of recent and new works due to be launched on 27th March 2013, the winner being announced on 23 May that year.